Located about 400 km to the northwest of the capital Bogota, Medellin is a relatively new destination on the tourist map. As Colombia’s second most important city it’s well worth a visit in its own right. It is also the gateway to the remote villages and beaches of the Nuqui region, which can be reached by air from Medellin on a short 50 minute flight. A new addition to our South America programme, Nuqui is the place to go for a tranquil eco beach break, surrounded by wildlife-rich rainforest.
Located deep in the fertile and mountainous Aburra Valley in the central Andean highlands, Medellin is Colombia's second largest city and is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of South America. Originally Medellin was a modest, humble town which is evident from it colonial buildings that have fallen into disrepair, and whose origins date back to the coffee boom of the 20th Century. Home to more than three million residents, Medellin is now a modern and vibrant city remaining true to its regional characteristics with its beautiful natural scenery. Surrounded on all four sides by mountainous peaks there are stunning views everywhere you look. Medellin has now become a bustling city of industry and commerce, especially textile manufacturing and a very brisk business in cut flowers.
Nequi is the Pacific coast's Eden, where sea and jungle fuse into one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in Columbia. Located in the northern region of the Pacific coast on the Gulf of Tribuga, Nuqui is the ideal place for those who love bird watching, fishing and acres of unspoilt nature. It has inspired poets and artists for centuries offering incredible views of exuberant forest, beaches, waterfalls, exotic plants and curious wildlife in one of the richest, diverse ecosystems on earth.
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